The Sturdy Dirty is known as being a party masquerading as a race, and the final event of the 2018 Sturdy Dirty Women’s Enduro Series, presented by Liv Cycling, ended with a roar at Tiger Mountain, WA.
Not a tame kitty, the trails here boast some rugged and challenging terrain that can make even a skilled rider pucker. With two brand new trails in the mix, racers were treated to some steep, raw, flowy courses where they got to put their sturdiness to the test.
The race at Tiger also lived up to the title of the being all about Fun Zone Racing with rowdy, scantily clad volunteers, a tutu making party, and aid stations hosted by Giant Bicycles, Evo, Team Mayhem/Kirkland Bicycle, Evergreen Crank Sisters, and Epic Racing. Racers were treated to all kinds of delights such as carnitas tacos, slushies, chicken wings, fireball, and all the bacon a person could handle.
This was the 5th year of the Sturdy Dirty, and the 2nd year as a 3-race series. In an area where women typically make up around 14% of the participants at the local enduro races, averaging 30 women per race this year, it’s notable that nearly 200 women were registered for the Sturdy Dirty. Racers came from Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Canada.
After a long pedal up to the summit, racers were treated to bacon, tacos and margaritas by Giant and Liv Cycling, as well as tutu making with SheJumps. What’s better than riding your bike super-fast down a hill in a colorful tutu after enjoying some frozen tequila?...
Mere Crafton and Sami Ryan used Evo's medicine to help them shred the trail
Special guests from our favorite show, Baywatch, came to make sure everyone was safe as they went for a swim. When the racers were done drowning themselves in tasty chicken wings and Drinko games, they were resuscitated by half naked, mullet-donning lifeguards chasing them down the start of next stage.
The whole Blair Family Circus came out to the Sturdy Dirty. Mom Tana followed racer Molly all day while dad Johnny helped man the Baywatch aid station.
The Crank Sisters aid station is one that everyone looks forward to each year.
And that's a wrap! We can't wait to see what these Sturdy B*tches have up their sleeves for 2019.
Big thanks to the sponsors who make this all possible.
Race results can be found here.